Can we bring back Sun Day (May 3)?
#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief
Bicycle-powered relief efforts are environmentally friendly and easy to replicate and don’t require highly skilled cyclists as Green Map notes in its Bike Ready guide: Even walking bikes loaded with supplies can be helpful in an emergency.
#BikeReady: How cyclists in NYC are delivering disaster aid https://www.shareable.net/bikeready-how-cyclists-in-nyc-are-delivering-disaster-aid/
re: nyt article, "facebook can't be reformed"
but i believe we can be ready. we must be! do you feel the earth shift below you? the air is on fire! my comrades cannot breathe with these boots on their necks, boots some of us cobbled! of course facebook cannot be reformed. no corporatist will build what comes after, for they literally cannot imagine it. you and i, we here, to us it is not an imagining. we chafe at the scope of possibility, its edges and contours crushing and compressing us. we argue about margins and details that are at-large incomprehensible, and such represents an accrued and embittered expertise. now is the time for vast dreams, for we have the consciousness that precedes them.
there's been quite a bit of research on the cognitive/health benefits of multilingualism, but I think the framing tends to be backwards. multilingualism isn't a bonus, but the default (historically, anthropologically, biologically). our species developed multilingual, and still is everywhere not too damaged by colonial steamrollers. monolingualism is a v recent development, an emergent artifact of a capitalist+racist society.
so we should be talking about the cognitive damage of monolingualism.
A desperate begpost, boosts +
I hate to do this, especially now, but I have no other option.
This is my biggest debt repayment every month (around £250)
When I got laid off due to covid, I got a payment break for 3 months, but I can't extend it.
This is the total debt remaining, about 4 monthly payments worth - but I can't afford it when I'm not working. I don't know what to do, or when I'll be working again.
Any help would be appreciated 💛
Senator Lacson says, “To the anarchist, the best law is no law.” We agree! We anarchist aim for the end of the domination of the law! Check out “Life Without Law: An introduction to anarchist politics.” http://www.tangledwilderness.org/life-without-law/
@johnpierremaeli sent me some of his awesome stickers and i fucking love them so nuch
"The murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protest inspired many of us to get active. We started donating money to organizations we had never heard of and shared posts on social media. But I heard my creative friends, many of whom were cash strapped due to the pandemic, looking for ways to contribute our skills.
This is how you do it.
If you’re a creative, register and commit to donating your time, skill, and efforts, to the movement. We all have a role to play, and contributing through sweat equity can be your’s.
Join us. Bring friends."
Replace all advertising with street art, murals and community noticeboards 2020. You can advertise your business only on the physical property you operate from, or specific exceptions for wayfinding signage. Everything else goes. Put up maps of local areas so it’s possible to find ones way around without online maps or any device.
Here’s your GIF: Columbus statue toppled in St. Paul
smashing racism in Richmond
Quote of the day:
“I think our politicians have been kind of mealy-mouthed and prevaricating, and so eventually people just took it into their own hands.”
that transmisic writer, brazil, extreme violence
while JKR raves about imaginary trans predators, Brazilian travesti Cibelly was lynched on the streets by five men who left her paralysed and unable to speak.
I donated some money to her fundraising https://www.vakinha.com.br/vaquinha/amor-por-cibelly-amor-as-pessoas-trans-no-brasil .
This will be my answer to wealthy first-world cis people poisoning the discourse. Their opinion doesn’t matter. Black trans lives do, and every time terfism takes the spotlight I’ll respond with acts of solidarity.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.